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Annual Conference

May 12-14,  2010

Four Seasons Resort Aviara, Carlsbad, CA

Agenda

Wednesday, May 12

 

1:00-4:30pm Conference Registration

Location: Grand Ballroom Promenade

 

 

Thursday, May 13

 

6:00 a.m. - 5:40 p.m. Conference Registration

Location: Grand Ballroom Promenade

 

 

6:30 a.m. – 6:10 p.m. Exhibition Area Open

Location: Grand Ballroom Foyer

 

 

6:30 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast with the Keynote Speaker

Location: Laviana Terrace

 

     Speaker:

     Sabeth Siddique, Assistant Director, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

 

 

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Succeed in Developing Turnaround Strategies and Rehabilitation

Location: Grand Ballroom D

 

     This panel will discuss:

  • How to communicate with the borrower

  • Whether to require a "pre-negotiation" agreement with the borrower

  • How to evaluate a borrower's turnaround capabilities

  • Terms and conditions of a forbearance agreement

 

     Moderator:

          Joel Berman, Partner, Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro

 

     Speakers:

          Richard Alston, Managing Director, Kibel and Green

          Greg Badura, FVP and Manager Special Assets Department, Cathay Bank

          Ted Cowper, Vice President Special Assets, City National Bank

          Michael Ozawa, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting

 

 

9:20 -  10:20 a.m. Workout Implementation and Tactics for Commercial & Industrial Credit

Location: Grand Ballroom D

 

     Moderator:

          Bill Freeman, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

 

     Speakers:

          Leigh Irwin, SVP & Loan Team Manager, Loan Adjustment Group, Wells Fargo Bank

          Leslie Reuter, SVP & Manager Commercial Special Assets, California Bank & Trust

          Ted Phelps, Chief Executive Officer, PCG Consulting

          Barry Smith, Shareholder, BuchalterNemer

 

 

10:20 – 10:40 a.m. Refreshment Break

Location: Grand Ballroom Foyer

 

 

10:40 – 11:40 a.m. Workout Strategies for CRE Problem Loans

Location: Grand Ballroom D

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  • If the first step in a problem real estate loan situation is to inventory the resources available to solve the problem, what types of information do you recommend that lenders seek? Who should perform the documentation analysis and what should they be looking for?

  • When would restructuring a loan be preferable to foreclosure? What steps do you take to mitigate the risks of a restructure.

  • What are the one-action and anti-deficiency statutes in California and what impact do they have on the CRE loan workout?

  • Are there cases in which you would consider taking a deed in lieu of foreclosure? And when would you not pursue a deed in lieu?

  • Are you seeing extended workout strategies in the marketplace? Do you recommend them?

  • To what extent do regulatory reporting or accounting considerations drive your workout strategies, including TDRs?

  • How are appraisal issues impacting your workout strategies?

  • What strategies and tactics do you recommend that lenders pursue to minimize the lender’s exposure to Various (including environmental) liability.

  • Are notes sales an effective strategy for resolving CRE issues.  What prices are you seeing in the marketplace?

  • How is the prospect of bankruptcy change the complexion of CRE workouts?

  • Is lender liability still an issue to be concerned with? What mistakes do you see lenders making that could lead to allegations of lender liability?

 

     Moderators:

          Greg Meis, SVP & Special Assets Manager, City National Bank

 

     Speakers:

          Ron Greenspan, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting

          Joan Kramer, Managing Director, Kennedy Wilson

          Alan Reay, President, Atlas Hospitality Group

          Michael Readick, SVP Special Assets, City National Bank

          Mark Weinstein, President, MJW Investments

          Douglas Wilson, Chairman and CEO, Douglas Wilson Company

 

 

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch with a speaker

Location: Laviana Terrace

 

 

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Making your Professionals the Most Powerful Ammunition When You Use them

Location: Grand Ballroom D

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  • How to effectively incorporate legal firms in your workout process?

  • How to determine which attorneys are appropriate for your purpose, including workout, restructuring and collections attorneys?

  • Defining scope of work, plan and budgets, maximizing effectiveness while controlling costs?

  • Hourly billing vs. when to use alternative fee arrangements?

  • How do your banks’ procedures of hiring external counsel stack up against other banks on the efficiency scale?

 

     Moderators:

          Mike Zandpour, SVP and Sr. Counsel, City National Bank

 

     Speakers:

          Jennifer Crastz, Partner, Hemar, Rousso & Heald, LLP      

          Mike Fletcher, Partner, Frandzel Robins Bloom & Csato                  

          Eileen Lyon, EVP & General Counsel, Far East National Bank          

          Byron Mauss, Partner, Assayag & Mauss                              

          James Wong, Principal, Armory Consulting Co.

 

 

3:00– 3:20 p.m. Refreshment Break

Location: Grand Ballroom Foyer

 

 

3:20 – 4:20 p.m. How to Spot the First Signs of Fraud

Location: Grand Ballroom D

 

          • How to spot the first signs of fraud

                    o Trigger points

          • What do you do if fraud is suspected?

                    o Immediate steps

          • Conducting an investigation

                    o Legal, accounting and other considerations

          • Fraud exists, what’s next?

 

     Moderators:

          Larry Scherzer, Founder and President, Scherzer International

 

     Speakers:

          Gregory Bloyd, SVP and SAG Manager, Citizenz Business Bank

          Dennis Kiefer, Director, Forensic and Dispute Services, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services

          Isabelle Ord, Nixon Peabody

          Gary Watts, Managing Director, Granite Asset and Capital Advisors LLC

 

 

4:40 – 5:40 p.m. Regulatory Panel

Location: Grand Ballroom D

 

     Moderator:

          David Rosenthal, President & CEO, Curtis-Rosenthal Inc.

 

     Speakers:

          Wally Young, Senior Manager, Credit Risk Coordination, Banking Supervision & Regulation, Federal Reserve Bank of San          

          Francisco

          Ron Derington, Bank Examiner, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

          Jim VanDeLaarschot, National Bank Examiner, OCC

 

 

6:00 – 8:00 pm Mixer (appetizers served)

Location: Palm Courtyard

 

 

 

Friday, May 14

 

6:00– 11:40 a.m. Conference Registration

Location: Grand Ballroom Promenade

 

 

6:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. Exhibition Area Open

Location: Grand Ballroom Foyer

 

 

6:30 – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast with an Economist

Location: Laviana Terrace

 

     Speaker:

          Gary Palmer, Manager of Risk Monitoring & Analysis, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's Bank Supervision Department

 

 

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Perspective of a Borrower

Location: Grand Ballroom D

 

  • Top Peeves of a Borrower

  • Unreasonable v. Reasonable Expectations of the Borrower

  • Productive vs. Counter-Productive Approach by Lender

  • Restructure vs. Liquidation /Orderly Sale              

         

 

     Moderator:

          Robbin Itkin, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP

 

     Speakers:

          Bill Creelman, Managing Director, BDO

          Thomas Paccioretti, Principal, Broadway Advisors

          William Schoenholz, Shareholder, Buchalter Nemer

 

 

9:20 – 10:20 a.m. Liquidation Strategies: Notes Sales vs. Reo Sales vs. Auction;

Location: Grand Ballroom D

 

     Moderator:

          Todd Wohl, Chief Operating Officer, Braun 

 

     Tentative Speakers:

          Glenn Bandy, Founder & President, Jay, Cobb and Marley

          Cheri George, Senior Vice President, California Bank & Trust

          Sean McVity, Managing Partner, Garnet Loan Sales Advisors

          Ivan Zinn, Founding Partner & Chief Investment Officer, Atalaya Capital Management LP            

          Maria Ziegler, Special Assets Manager, East West Bank                        

 

 

10:20– 10:40 a.m. Refreshment Break

Location: Grand Ballroom Foyer

 

 

10:40- 11:40 a.m. Hot Topics of the Time: a SAG managers’ Round Table

Location: Grand Ballroom D

 

     Moderator:

          Gregory Bloyd, SVP and SAG Manager, Citizens Business Bank

 

     Tentative Speakers:

          Greg Badura, FVP and Manager Special Assets Department, Cathay Bank

          Eleanor Martinez, Special Asset Manager, Hanmi Bank

          Gregory Meis, SVP and SAG Manager, City National Bank

          Leslie Reuter, SVP & Manager Commercial Special Assets, California Bank & Trust

          Maria Ziegler, Special Assets Manager, East West Bank